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John Nwachimereze Oriji

educator , historian

John Nwachimereze Oriji, Nigerian historian, educator. member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive; Member His. Society Nigeria, American Society Ethnohistory, Educators to Africa Association, Canada Association African Studies. Anglican.

Background

Oriji, John Nwachimereze was born on March 3, 1944 in Eziama-Nvosi, Nigeria. Son of Isaac Erugo and Elizabeth Ezinna (Nzewata) Oriji.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with honors, University Nigeria, 1967. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1974. Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1975, Doctor of Philosophy., 1977.

Career

Secretary-general Home Publicity Bureau, Nigeria, 1967-1970. Research fellow Institute African Studies, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1970-1972, 77-80, lecturer general studies, 1970-1972. Lecturer African history Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1976-1977.

Secretary, Youth League Nigeria, 1966-1970. Member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive member Ngwa Cultural Organization, Nsukka, since 1978.

University Nigeria Foundation scholar, 1963-1967. Gilman fellow, also Federal Government Nigeria scholar, 1972.

Works

  • Author: Social and Economic History of Ngwa People, 1979. (with others) The Ngwa-Igbo of South-eastern Nigeria, 1980. Editor Ikenga, journal.

    African studies, since 1985, Knowledge magazine, since 1972. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive; Member His. Society Nigeria, American Society Ethnohistory, Educators to Africa Association, Canada Association African Studies.

Connections

Married Rita Odochi Enwereuzor, November 30, 1969. Children– Ndidi, Chioma, Nguchukwu.

father:
Isaac Erugo Oriji

mother:
Elizabeth Ezinna (Nzewata) Oriji

spouse:
Rita Odochi Enwereuzor

children:
Ndidi Oriji

Chioma Oriji

Nguchukwu Oriji